Waterfalls

Nature

Level: 2

Requirements

  • Define the following types of waterfalls and give one example of each.
    • Block
    • Cascade
    • Horsetail
    • Plunge
    • Segmented
    • Tiered
  • Choose 10 waterfalls, including 2 from near the area or state in which you live, and list the following information about them: Name, Total Height, Waterfall Type, Watercourse, Location.
  • Complete two of the following activities:
    • Visit a waterfall and write a paragraph telling about your experience.
    • Choose a waterfall (other than ones in #2) of interest to you and record facts and interesting information about the falls that you have selected.
    • Watch a video about a waterfall.
    • Make a scrapbook about waterfalls. Include pictures of waterfalls and important information about each one. This may be a group project.
    • Using the information provided, create a crossword or word search puzzle:
      • Angel/Tallest waterfall in the world at 3212 feet.
      • Browne/Tallest waterfall in New Zealand.
      • Dettifoss/Waterfall flowing from a glacier in Iceland.
      • Havasu/Waterfall on an Indian reservation in Arizona.
      • Huangguoshu/Largest waterfall in China.
      • Iguazu/275 falls on the border of Argentina and Brazil.
      • Langfoss/Giant cascade in Norway, falling 2008 feet.
      • Mardalsfossen/Well known tiered waterfall in Norway.
      • Multnomah/Tiered waterfall along the Columbia Gorge in Oregon.
      • Niagara/Most powerful waterfall in North America.
      • Shomyo/Tallest year-round falls in Japan.
      • Takkakaw/Cree Indian name for a waterfall in British Columbia.
      • Tugela/2nd tallest waterfall in the world, found in South Africa.
      • Victoria/Largest waterfall in the world.
      • Yosemite/Popular tourist attraction in a National Park in California.
      • Yumbilla/5th tallest waterfall in the world, 2nd tallest in Peru.
  • Water is mentioned in each of the following verses. Describe what is happening in each verse, then tell what the water symbolizes.
    • John 9:11
    • John 13:5
    • Matthew 3:16


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